Queer community defends gender-affirming clinic Maple Leaf House after MP’s puberty-blocker criticism

Queer community defends gender-affirming clinic Maple Leaf House after MP’s puberty-blocker criticism

Members of the Hunter Valley’s queer community have defended a “life-saving” youth gender-affirming clinic, while a parent of a child treated at the centre has raised concerns about its processes. Key points: Some parents of children treated at Maple Leaf House say its services have changed their lives for the better Labor MP Greg Donnelly raised concerns about … Read more

CONTEST: Win Cabaret Tickets and Dinner from The Cultch

CONTEST: Win Cabaret Tickets and Dinner from The Cultch

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Power Comicon brings comic book lovers’ fantasies to life | Local News

Power Comicon brings comic book lovers’ fantasies to life | Local News

FLORENCE, S.C. — More than a thousand comic book lovers, artists, and writers flocked to the Florence Center dressed as their favorite superheroes or villains. For many, Comicon serves as a day to let their alter ego run wild without judgment. Steve Thompson with Power Comicon said the event is one of unity that breaks … Read more

Human Rights Tribunal dismisses case alleging child faced discrimination when teacher discussed gender identity

Human Rights Tribunal dismisses case alleging child faced discrimination when teacher discussed gender identity

The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has dismissed an application from a family that alleged their female child was discriminated against when her Grade 1 teacher discussed gender identity and “gender fluidity” with the class. In a decision released last month, HRTO member Eva Nichols wrote that the young girl did not face an “adverse … Read more

Jobs summit spotlights women in the workforce as Australia’s gender pay gap increases

Jobs summit spotlights women in the workforce as Australia’s gender pay gap increases

Politicians, businesses, unions and key stakeholders are meeting in Canberra to try to come up with solutions to Australia’s economic problems. And a big part of the conversation so far has focused on women and their participation in the workforce. Minister for Women and Finance Katy Gallagher told the summit on Thursday that gender pay parity was a “core economic imperative” for … Read more

Kentucky educrat defends ‘pornography’ book, alludes Hitler

Kentucky educrat defends ‘pornography’ book, alludes Hitler

A Kentucky media specialist in a senior leadership position defended a book that contained sex imagery—which was challenged by a local mom as “pornography”—by invoking Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler. Dr. Lynn Reynolds, the executive director of Library Media Services at Jefferson County Public Schools, expressed her support during a July 28 hearing to keep a … Read more

SRO Mystery: A Woman Says Jimmy Pham Drugged and Assaulted Her

SRO Mystery: A Woman Says Jimmy Pham Drugged and Assaulted Her

[Editor’s note: This article contains descriptions of sexual assault and stories related to missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. It may be triggering to some readers.] THERE IS HOPE If you need help, the Hope for Wellness Helpline offers support for all Indigenous people across Canada: 1-855-242-3310. The Battered Women’s Support Services crisis line … Read more

Late senator and women’s rights champion Susan Ryan to be honoured with public statue in Canberra

Late senator and women’s rights champion Susan Ryan to be honoured with public statue in Canberra

Susan Ryan, who blazed a trail for women in politics, will be honoured with a piece of public art commissioned by the ACT government.  Key points: Susan Ryan was the first female Labor cabinet minister and the first age discrimination commissioner She also oversaw the creation of the Age Discrimination Act The ACT government has … Read more

Inu-Oh’s Gender Politics Are Anime Performance Art

Inu-Oh’s Gender Politics Are Anime Performance Art

As Inu-Oh rocks theaters, I keep thinking about Tomona Dan-No-Ura, whose narrative ostensibly begins and ends the film. As he passes through all the stages of his life, becoming Tomoichi when he joins the Biwa priests and then Tomoari when he begins his own musical theater sect, his art becomes intimately tied to his gender … Read more

‘It’s a boys’ club’: Report lifts the lid on sexism, bullying and abuse in the NSW parliament

‘It’s a boys’ club’: Report lifts the lid on sexism, bullying and abuse in the NSW parliament

Confidential interviews with staff at the NSW parliament have lifted the lid on what a report has described as a boozy, predatory boys’ club. Almost 450 people working at the parliament were interviewed as part of the review by former sex discrimination commissioner Elizabeth Broderick. The report reveals how the offices of certain MPs and ministers … Read more